Sunday, October 24, 2010

Mrs. Kavita passed away

My dear friends,

We are very sad to inform that Mrs. Kavita (47) of Palam Colony, Delhi, who was suffering from Breast Cancer died at 6.30 PM today, i.e., 24th October 2010 at her home. A person with full of confidence and courage to fight the killer disease also succumbed finally. Despite their economic conditions her educational background helped her children to reach at par excellence. Let us all wish enough strength to her family comprising two sons and husband to cope up with their crucial loss of their beloved.

k.v. hamza,
Gen. Secretary, DNipCare
9891008356

17th MTNL Perfect Health Mela - DNipCare Participation


Dr. Kiran Walia, Minister for Health, Govt. of NCT of Delhi visitng DNipCare stall in 17th MTNL Perfect Health Mela.




Dear Sir/ Madam,
We the volunteers of DNipCare would like to invite you to visit our Stall No.E-17, in 17th MTNL Perfect Health Mela 2010 being held from 23rd October to 31st October 2010 in NDMC Grounds, Opp. Indira Niketan Girls Hostel, Laxmi Bai Nagar, New Delhi-110023. May be it is the first time that Palliative Care is being represented and propagated in the MTNL Perfect Health Mela being conducted every year by Heart Care Foundation. We are grateful to the organizers for their concern for the ailing patients.
Let us together propagate the message of Palliative Care to everybody and try to mitigate the pains of suffering patients around us.
Hope to see you all there.
With warm regards,

k.v. hamza,
Gen. Secretary, DNipCare
9891008356
Please visit our website: www.dnipcare.org

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Molly Lawrence bid farewell to this world

With profound grief we are to inform everybody that Mrs. Molly Lawrence, one of the most loved members of our Palliative family bid farewell to this world today, 16th October 2010. She had been suffering from cancer, and came in association with DNipCare’s Palliative family since 26th October 2008. The young, brave and lovely lady had the hope and desire to live, but the disease did not spare her. We the volunteers fondly remember her and also the beautiful devotional song she kept as the ringtone of her mobile. Let us all mourn and pray for the departed soul and wish adequate strength to her bereaved family comprising husband and daughter to cope up with their loss.

k.v. hamza,
Gen. Secretary, DNipCare
9891008356

World Hospice & Palliative Care Day celebrated on 16th October 2010






We the volunteers of DNipCare celebrated the World Hospice & Palliative Care Day on 16th October 2010 Saturday. Shri T.K.A. Nair, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister was the Chief Guest for the celebration. The program started with a condolence for the 13 departed souls of our Palliative Family since celebration of World Hospice & Palliative Care Day on 10th October 2009. However, we were shocked to receive the news of death of Mrs. Molly Lawrence before conclusion of the condolence and with great pain in heart we had been compelled to light yet another candle for the most loved member of our Palliative family. An open forum for the patients, carers, volunteer and doctors was held wherein the patients and their relatives described their plight on falling ill and the support received by them from DNipCare in their most difficult time. Dr. Suresh K Mohammed moderated the discussions of Open Forum wherein the patients and their families aired their views on the lack of facilities for the Palliative patients and their care givers within the Government Medical Health Care system. Shri A.T. Sainudin, President, DNipcare welcomed the dignitaries and the audience. He expressed the necessity of having a premise for the organization to carry out its programmes smoothly for the benefits of the patients. Shri T.K. A Nair inaugurated the website www.dnipcare.org of the organization and highlighted the efficacy of rendering Palliative Care. He has also requested to all volunteers for supporting the organization in its mission of providing succor to the ailing patients. Dr. Rafeeq Zakaria of Care India, Sister Sofi of Shanti Avedna Sadan, Prof. Omcherry NN Pillai of Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan, Mr. Arun Sharma, Addl. CGA(Retd), Mr. C. Chandran, President Delhi Malayali Association felicitated the activities of this mission. The identity cards were issued to the volunteers in order to facilitate their interaction with the patients more pragmatic. Along with patient care, DNipCare believes in inculcating the Palliative culture to one and all through its campaigns and to make such campaigns more effective a LCD Projector and screen have been donated by Shri Sanjeev Munjal to the organization. Prof. Omcherry N N Pillai received the projector on behalf of DNipCare with gratitude. The car stickers proudly saying that ‘I care for ailing patients and I am a DNipCarian’ was also released as a part of the campaigning mode of DNipCare. Mr. K.V.Hamza, General Secretary of DNipCare said the vote of thanks to the participants of the program. He has also informed that Shri T.K.A. Nair gave a promise to try and help the organization in obtaining a premise for carrying out its day-today Palliative Care activities in Delhi.

Friday, October 8, 2010

World Hospice & Palliative Care Day


Press Release

Tomorrow 9th October 2010 is the World Hospice and Palliative Care Day. It is a unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and Palliative Care around the world. The theme for World Day 2010 is "Sharing the care". This Day is for people to engage in events and activities to raise awareness and funds to support the development of hospice and palliative care. All around the world, there are people who need hospice and palliative care who cannot access it. The provision of quality palliative care for people living with life limiting illness, their family members and carers requires partnership by many different people and organizations.

DNipCare (Delhites’ National Initiative in Palliative Care) will kick start the celebrations on 9th October with its usual visit to patients of Delhi State Cancer Institute, GTB Hospital Complex, Dilshad Garden, Delhi in the morning, Volunteers Monthly Review meeting at 6.00 PM in Kerala Club, M-67, Connaught Place, home care visits to the residence of its registered patients etc. However, consequent on the travel restrictions and rush on roads in connection with the Commonwealth Games, DNipCare will be conducting the public function of Palliative Care Day on 16th October 2010 (Saturday) from 5.30 PM to 8.00 PM in M.P’s Club, South Avenue, New Delhi.

The program will be conducted with the active presence and participation of the patients, their relatives, volunteers and eminent doctors from different city hospitals and research centres in addition to the respected dignitaries of political and bureaucratic echelon. DNipCare, on this occasion, would like to have introspection with respect to the kind of care and support being provided to the patients and their families, announce future programmes and strategies, bring out measures to meet the future challenges by

* Enabling greater integration among patients, their relatives, volunteers, benefactors etc.
* Introducing constant capacity building initiatives
* Engaging stakeholders in better understanding of their needs and facilitating them
* Exploring new areas of value added services using existing resources and generating further avenues of resources etc.

All are requested to attend the programme, convey the message of Palliative Care to others and spread this discipline. We expect the print and visual media to rise to the occasion and provide as much coverage on Palliative Care and the plight of patients requiring this care. Let us create a conducive atmosphere to the patients around us whereby ensuring a dignified life to them with the concerted efforts of one and all in the society we live in.

With warm regards,

k.v. hamza,
General Secretary,
DNipCare
9891008356

Monday, October 4, 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Yet another time of mourning

My dear friends,

We are very sad to inform that our Patient Mrs. Sultana of Tughlakabad Extension, who was suffering from Breast Cancer and with secondary of the disease developed on lungs, died at 2.00 PM today, i.e., 2nd October 2010 at her home. We visited her relatives and family, comprising of her two daughters and tried to console them. Let us also pray for a painless life in her heavenly abode for the departed soul.

k.v. hamza,
Gen. Secretary, DNipCare
9891008356